August, 2013
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Meditation & Music

How many times have I heard someone say that they cannot meditate?  Plenty.  We think that if the laundry list of thoughts show up in our mind during a meditation then we must be doing it wrong.  I am here to say (or at least to write) that that is simply not true.  I rather like the quote from Kim Boykin and Gerald G. May, “Zen meditation is often misunderstood as a practice of stopping thoughts or having no thoughts, but it’s actually a practice of noticing thoughts. Zen is not about eliminating thoughts, but illuminating them.” 

OK, so now that that is settled, if you are sitting in meditation and your monkey mind begins rambling its seemingly endless tirade, instead of getting angry with yourself, simply recognize what is coming in.  Honor it.  Even thank it for showing up.  Then tell it, rather matter-of-factly, that you are going back to your focus and then watch it drift away.  If another thought comes in simply repeat the process.

It does not matter how many thoughts show up.  What matters is your reaction to them—and frankly that doesn’t even matter in the grand scheme of things either.  The Universe isn’t sitting in judgment for your inability to sit quietly—only you are doing that.  If you release the judgment, you will likely find that meditation is not only relaxing, it is also a powerful Source of information for you...

If you would like to continue reading about my journey with meditation and music, please click


If you are feeling called to test the waters with a bit of classical music, why not meditate to the sounds of Chopin, Vivaldi, Bach and others simply by clicking here.
Feeling called to meditate outside? Want to try an "active" meditation? Maybe you wish to increase your innate intuitive abilities? You can get all three in one class! Check out my Meditation & Nature Walk page.

What's Happening This Month:

The following are offered by appointment—both in person and on Skype:

*Intuitive Guidance
*Intuition Workshop
*Guided Meditation Class
*Private Shamanic Journeying Class
*Private Meditation & Nature Walk Class
*All levels of Reiki Classes
*Komyo Reiki
(this is a 2-day workshop for Reiki Masters only)
*Distant Healing Session

For more information on all my classes, please visit

Quote of the Month:

“Think of listening as a form of meditation. Quiet your mind and focus your attention on listening."
-Linda Eve Diamond

My World of Blogs:

Serene Expressions
This blog is for those looking to learn more about Spirituality. Read about stories that inspire, metaphysical teachings and energetic healing practices here.
Organic Bliss
I have such a passion for the world of organic, instead of being angry for what I cannot do, I thought I would take action and do what I can do...and that is write about it! Learn about eating and growing organic food, along with generally connecting with Nature.
Paris is my home away from home and I couldn't help but write about my two-year stay there. If you are looking for an American perspective on the City of Light, then please visit this blog.
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